Has anyone heard of Chicken (Rooster) trying to Mate with Guinea

Discussion in 'Guinea Fowl' started by Barn Yard Birds, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Barn Yard Birds

    Barn Yard Birds Out Of The Brooder

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    I Have a Brred Rock Rooster and he keeps trying to get on my Guinea Girls and they kinda let him.
    Now I know this is crazy but is it possible I will have chicken guineas??????
     
  2. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes, it is possible.
    I had asked a similar question not long ago on the chicken forum and was told it is very possible
    for the two to have 'guinea-chicks' but those babies would not be able to have babies.
     
  3. critters

    critters Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. wingspan

    wingspan Out Of The Brooder

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    Not only can it happen, it's actually quite common,,,, the offspring is called guinea hen, including professional guinea breeders (meat producers), this is done because a rooster fertilizes easier (have larger genitalia that reaches all the way) a Guinea rooster success not that easy,, this is done in big scale [​IMG]
     
  5. carmentk

    carmentk Out Of The Brooder

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    There is an agricultural college at Tennessee State University in Nashville that experiments with guineas and chickens. It's part of their program studying the sustainability of small livestock like poultry and goats. http://www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/arec_landing.aspx
     
  6. PeepsCA

    PeepsCA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A guinea hen is a female Guinea Fowl... a Rooster X Guinea Hen crossbreed (hybrid) is called a Guin-Hen if it's a female, or a Guin if it's a male.

    http://www.guineafowl.com/fritsfarm/guineas/GuinHen/
     
  7. Barn Yard Birds

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    ok.. i have a gunea chick. and more on the way. will take pics
     
  8. Joe.G

    Joe.G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rooster is always mounting my Guineas.
     
  9. Barn Yard Birds

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    well Guinea chick died 2 weeks ago.. but have more in incubator so hopefully these will make it..
     
  10. lynn.hobby

    lynn.hobby Out Of The Brooder

    Our chicken yard is like a free for all! Turkeys trying to top guineas, roosters trying to top guineas and chickens. We've not witnessed a guinea trying to top anything other than a guinea. However... have you ever had this happen... and I have video to prove it... one MALE turkey started setting on a guinea nest. The other MALE turkey started trying to set on the same nest. Went to check them one day and they had split the one nest into two... and ended up hatching two guineas. Unfortunately neither made it. We just had my daughter's wedding but when I recover I'm going to post the video to youtube.
     

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